The Association of Municipal Park Managers (Kaupunginpuutarhurien Seura ry, KPS)
- Founded in 1935
- 120 members
- Members consist of municipal supervisors of the landscaping sector
- The main objective is to enhance landscaping and gardening in Finland. The association also acts as a representative of its members and arranges continuous training for them in order to increase their knowledge of urban planning and development.
- KPS is a member of IFPRA (International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration) and GALK (Ständike Konferenz der Gartenamsleiter beim Deutchen Städtetag), and has regulatory co-operation with similar associations in other Scandinavian countries.
- Contact information: Kaupunginpuutarhurien Seura ry / Viherympäristöliitto ry, Viljatie 4 C, 00700 Helsinki
Union of Finnish Foresters (Metsäalan Toimihenkilöliitto-METO ry / Kuntien metsätoimihenkilöt)
- Founded in 1906
- Approx. 9000 members of which about 100 are municipal members
- Members consist of forestry engineers and technicians.
- The main objectives are to act as a workers' union, to enhance the appreciation of the forest industry, and to influence decision makers in forestry politics.
- Contact information: Metsäalan Toimihenkilöliitto-METO ry, Matti Malkamäki, Hietalahdenkatu 8 A, 00180 Helsinki, Phone: +358 9 6126 5520, fax: +358 9 6126 5530, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Landscape Gardeners (Puutarhanrakentajat ry, PR)
- Founded in 1956
- 210 members
- Members consist of garden designers, landscapers, professionals in landscape maintenance, garden journalists, and horticulture teachers.
- The main objectives are to further develop the landscape sector by taking part in negotiations and arranging job training and excursions for landscapers.
- Contact information: Puutarhanrakentajat ry / Viherympäristöliitto ry, Viljatie 4 C, 00700 Helsinki
Parish Gardeners (Seurakuntapuutarhurit ry, SRKP)
- Founded in 1945
- 160 members
- Members consist of parish gardeners who work in administrative duties or as foremen.
- The main objectives are to preserve the Finnish garden and parish culture and to act as a representative of its members
- The association is a member of the Scandinavian Graveyard and Crematorium Association (NFKK)
- Contact information: e-mail: email@example.com
The Finnish Association of Landscape Architects (Suomen Maisema-arkkitehtiliitto-Finlands landskapsarkitetförbund ry, MARK)
- MARK was founded in 1997 when two associations, SMAFLA and MAL, were united
- 140 members.
- Members consist of landscape architects
- The main objectives are to further develop landscape architecture and its appreciation, and to act as a representative and organiser of further training for landscape architects
- The association is a member of IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) and EFLA (European Foundation for Landscape Architecture)
- Contact information: Suomen Maisema-arkkitehtiliitto ry MARK, PL 331, 00121 HELSINKI
Finnish Tree Care Association (Suomen Puunhoidon Yhdistys SPY ry)
SPY was founded in 1996.
Finnish Association of Nurserymen (Taimistoviljelijät - Plantskoleodlarna ry)
- Founded in 1939
- 80 nurseries as members
- The main objectives are to advance Finnish nursery production and trade, and help accomplish professional aims of its members. This it carried out by market promotion, production supervision, and communication between the governmental bodies, different organisations and the members. Information is passed on through newsletters, training, excursions and by writing in the trade magazines.
- The association is a member of ISU (Internationale Stauden Union) and it takes part in the Scandinavian nurserymen’s conferences
- Contact information: Taimistoviljelijät-Plantskoleodlarna ry., Viljatie 4 C, 00700 Helsinki, phone: +358 9 5841 6551, fax: +358 9 5841 6555
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Finnish Landscape Constructors (Viheraluerakentajat ry, VAR)
- Founded in 1970
- 130 members
- Members are companies that specialise in landscape construction and maintenance
- The main objective is to create pleasant surroundings and good quality craftsmanship
- The association is a member of the ELCA (The European Landscape Constructors Association)
- Contact information: Viheraluerakentajat ry / Viherympäristöliitto ry, Viljatie 4 C, 00700 Helsinki
The Association of Finnish Landscape Designers (Viheraluesuunnittelijat ry, VSU)
- Founded in 1961 under a different name (Suomen puutarhasuunnittelijat ry)
- 30 companies and 120 persons as members
- Members are graduates of horticulture schools or colleges specialised in landscape or environment design
- The main objectives are to enhance landscape design, construction and maintenance as well as the general appreciation of the trade. The association also improves co-operation between designers, and improves the professional skills of its members
- Contact information: Vihersuunnittelijat ry / Viherympäristöliitto ry, Viljatie 4 C, 00700 Helsinki